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ERIC Number: EJ994774
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
The Mother of Microloans (and Obama): A Q&A with Anthropologist and Author, Alice G. Dewey
Maitland, Christine
Thought & Action, v28 p55-59 Fall 2012
This article presents an interview with Alice G. Dewey, professor emeritus at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa and granddaughter of the renowned American philosopher John Dewey. She is an economic anthropologist who did ground-breaking research on local markets in Indonesia in the 1950s. She recently co-edited "Surviving Against the Odds: Village Industry in Indonesia" by S. Ann Dunham, the mother of President Barack Obama. Dewey chaired Dunham's dissertation committee, supervised her anthropological field work in Indonesia, and recalls a much younger, but still thoughtful Barry Obama, in this interview with NEA organizational specialist Christine Maitland. In the interview, Dewey shares the scope of Stanley Ann Dunham's work.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii; Indonesia